There’s nothing like having your sunglasses break or sink like a rock to spoil outdoor fun. Rheos Gear’s lightweight, shock-resistant sunglasses are polarized, UV-protected lenses that boast the benefits of a glass or polycarbonate lenses without the drawbacks. They float, won’t shatter, and have an anti-fog coating.
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Do you enjoy the distinctive color palettes of Wes Anderson’s movies? Live every day like you’re in one with these special color-enhancing sunglasses, which feature a custom filter lens inspired by the cinematography of the director’s films. Now if only they could make everything symmetrical and fastidiously organized.
Performance car expert McLaren is now applying their design and engineering to eyewear. The sleek glasses are made using titanium. Higher-end models are 3D printed from the material, and can be custom printed to fit the wearer’s face. They’ll also offer a new Leica sun lens, with types for driving, skiing, sailing, city life, or golf.
How many times have you been off on an adventure only to realize, “Shoot, I forgot to take a picture!” Snap Spectacles are the solution. These camera glasses remove the barrier between you and your subject so you can snap first-person HD photos and video.
Bose’s Frames are sunglasses that have miniature speakers in their temples, directing sound into their wearer’s ears. You can also use them to take calls and call up voice assistants. Bose will also plans to release an app which delivers contextual audio based on location.
Transition sunglass lenses typically take up to a minute to change from dark to light or vice-versa. But Shutoo Gavazzi’s glasses take only less than 2 seconds to do the same, thanks to their electrochromic lenses. Unfortunately, they’re not available for prescription lenses.
Digital billboards, TVs and computer screens are everywhere. If you want a respite from – or just want to be amazed – check out Ivan Cash’s In Real Life (IRL) Glasses. They use polarized lenses that block LCD and LED screens. Their design is a nod to the sci-fi flick They Live.
Man of Many teamed up with Pacifico Optical to create these sweet round lens unisex frames. Each pair features Carl Zeiss polarized lenses, and sturdy 5-joint rivet hinges. Just 100 of each style are being made, in either Amber or Shiraz. Price on purchase page is in Australian Dollars.
We love the technical look of these aviator-style sunglasses made from real carbon fiber. Unlike most carbon fiber, they’re formulated to have some springiness for comfort. They come with polarized lenses in a couple of different colors, though the blue ones are currently sold out.
The Hilx Unfold are folding sunglasses with spring-loaded hinges. You can unfold them with a flick of your wrist and with just one hand. Their lenses offer UV protection and are resistant to water, dust and scratches, while their frame is made from flexible TR90 plastic.
ROAV’s incredibly thin and stylish sunglasses fit just about anywhere, thanks to their lightweight sheet metal frames and unique micro-spring hinges. They’re screwless, and adapt to the size of each wearer’s head for a comfortably snug fit. They release fresh designs monthly.
Wide peripheral vision and VARiO technology which enables lenses to change from light to dark tint within seconds makes playing outside in the new Adidas Sport eyewear offering full of win. Adjustable temples, double snap nose bridge and detachable Climacool sweat bar too.
Unlike other wearable tech, Oakley Radar Pace is designed to let athletes perform without distraction. Designed in collaboration with Intel, these special sunglasses use voice commands and multiple sensors to track your activity and provide personalized coaching feedback.
The Panther has a pair of bone conduction speakers that send sound to your inner ear through your skull for a discreet and safe listening experience. It connects via Bluetooth and lasts up to 4h per charge. It also has five different frames and replaceable lenses.
The Stacker is a pair of performance sunglasses that you can easily turn into casual shades, thanks to their removable one-piece plastic side shields. They also have non-slip grips on their nose and temples, vents to reduce fogging, and lenses that are oil-, dust- and waterproof.
Shwood’s latest collection uses a resin-casting process to encapsulates elements of nature, including feathers and flora set into wood and acetate frames. Because of these natural elements, each pair is unique, with a design inspired by the striated rock of the Badlands.
Fello offers designer quality sunglasses for half the price. They come with an unbelievable warranty; if anything happens to them, they’ll replace them for free. Fello also gives back with each pair, working with a charity that helps provide vital eye care in developing countries.